Arundel railway station
|Number of platforms||2 (was 3)|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 3 August 1863|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Arundel from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is on the eastern side of the town, about 550 yards (500 m) from the High Street, across the River Arun. The station is situated on the A27 and is the transport hub for many settlements in the Arun District area, including Angmering and Wick, for passengers joining London-bound services to the capital and Gatwick Airport. The station is served by the No. 9 Stagecoach bus service that operates between Arundel, Littlehampton, Rustington, and Shoreham; bus stops are outside the station on the A27.
The station can accommodate 12 coach trains and is one of the few stations along the Arun Valley route that does not have coach restriction announcements.
Opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
Until 1978, most trains from Arundel to London were routed via Dorking and Sutton, which was slightly quicker than today's workings. However, since 1978, services now serve Gatwick Airport and Croydon, and passengers for Dorking and Sutton now take a connecting train at Horsham.
The current use of the station is for predominantly London or Gatwick Airport bound passenger traffic. Southbound trains currently only serve Ford, Barnham, and Bognor Regis. Passengers for Chichester, Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton have a change of train at Barnham. Currently, there are no direct trains to Littlehampton.
The typical Monday-Saturday off peak service is:
On Sundays this is reduced to:
- 1 tph to London Victoria
- 1 tph to Bognor Regis and Portsmouth Harbour (dividing at Barnham)
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Amberley or Pulborough||Southern
Arun Valley Line
Waiting area at the northern end of the island platform.
- "9 Bus Route & Timetable: Holmbush Shopping Centre - Arundel - Stagecoach". www.stagecoachbus.com.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- Train times and station information for Arundel railway station from National Rail
- Arundel Station in the 1866 edition of Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway Hand-Book of Great Britain & Ireland